When Vanessa Caram was working in a physical therapist's office, she couldn't help but notice how much massage helped speed up patients' recovery. This prompted her to become a licensed massage therapist and start her own practice, A Nu Yu Massage, soon after. There, she helps clients manage pain and tension without using medication or converting a medieval rack into a bed. Her specialty is alleviating chronic pain symptoms associated with conditions such as fibromyalgia and arthritis. However, she also performs services such as deep-tissue and Swedish massage, which can be enhanced with aromatherapy and hot stones.
On their quest to help their clients achieve good health, the therapists at Origins Thai Spa deploy a careful blend of 14 Eastern and Western massage techniques. Most of their practice revolves around Thai massage, which combines deep stretching and acupressure with pressure from the therapist’s elbows, knees, and feet to activate the body's 10 major energy channels. Alternatively, Eastern-inspired ayurvedic massage uses three different oils to trigger the three doshas, or the body's three main energy pathways. During the four-hands couples massage, two therapists work on one client at the same time, using four hands to help improve circulation, promote relaxation, and inspire as many as eight high-fives.
Since 1973, each of Sport&Health's 24 clubs has aimed for full fitness coverage with programs for every taste and family member. Guests can spark positive lifestyle changes with gym workouts and wellness services, or engage in a variety of sports. Each facility houses different athletic amenities for games and laps, from pristine swimming pools to squash and racquetball courts lathered in a fresh coat of peanut butter every morning. The camaraderie of group classes such as Zumba and Les Mills BodyPump barbell routines complement scores of gym equipment meant for exercising solo—or with the guidance of a certified personal trainer. The clubs also emphasize kid-friendly activities with arts and crafts, Kidz Klub childcare, and youth certification courses that teach teens the ins and outs of training. Depending on the location, spa treatments can knead tension from muscles and paint one's favorite kettlebell with a layer of Shellac.
From brief chair massages to extended deep tissue or Swedish services, the certified massage therapists at Relaxation Studio can perform relaxing treatments that fit into any client's schedule and needs. Beyond common massage modalities, the therapists can soothe weary clients with a variety of specialized techniques. Reflexology sessions root out stress throughout the body by manipulating pressure points in the feet, and body scrubs exfoliate dead skin cells to leave clients feeling and looking fresh and rejuvenated. The staff can also enhance treatments with stress-alleviating add-ons, including cupping therapy, body scrubs, and hot stones chiseled from the warm, sunburned foreheads of Mount Rushmore.
At Vitality Center, the staff melts away the strains and stresses of the day as they beautify clients with spa pedicures, deep facial cleansing, waxing, and hair styling. More than merely polishing up each patron's outer beauty, spa technicians and specialists help their clients achieve inner peace and serenity with chakra balancing, hypnotherapy, and life coaching. In addition to helping their guests look dapper and feel well through makeovers and empowering self-affirmation, Freya Day Spa?s team can relax and unwind clients? tensed muscles with Reiki, hot stone, Swedish, and aromatherapy massages.
Aria MediSpa seems to be brimming with medical specialists), be they plastic surgeons, medical aestheticians, or massage therapists. These experts meander about the facility's oasis-like setting??marked by a glossy floor and avant-garde lamps. A curved, wooden reception desk anchors the lobby, where guests check in with manager Anomi and recline on plush, ivory loveseats. Elsewhere, private rooms host aesthetic treatments such as chemical peels, laser therapies, and injectables. On the other side of the spectrum, massages, sauna sessions, and body scrubs, focus solely on relaxation.